Building Codes and Standards

Keeping County Structures on Spec

The Safety Codes Act, Alberta Building Code, and other applicable Codes and Standards regulate how buildings are designed, built, or renovated to protect the health and safety of the occupants.

Lac Ste. Anne County is accredited for Safety Codes Approval in all areas (building, electrical, gas/propane, plumbing and private sewage disposal) except fire, primary electrical and telecommunications lines.

Obtaining all the Safety Code Permits (building, electrical, plumbing, gas, and private sewage permits) are a requirement of the Alberta Safety Codes Act. For Lac Ste. Anne County they are issued through Planning & Development. The permits allow 90 days for completion after permit approval. If necessary, before the permit expires, you may apply for a time extension.

PLEASE NOTE: If you begin any work before obtaining a Safety Codes Permit, fees will be tripled.

Fees for Safety Codes Services Bylaw

Some of the Basics

Every new home built in Alberta is protected under warranty, thanks to Alberta's New Home Buyer Protection Act.

New homes (single detached family homes/duplexes/multi-family homes/condominiums/manufactured homes/recreational properties) include, at a minimum, a warranty for:

  • One year labour and materials
  • Two years for defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems
  • Five years building envelop protection, with a requirement for the warranty provider to offer the consumer the option to purchase additional years of coverage and,
  • 10 year coverage for major structural components.

Learn more about Alberta's better warranty standards and get to know your role at http://homewarranty.alberta.ca

Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/home_warranties_faqs

Effective date: The Act applies only to new homes const ructed under a building permit applied for on or after February 1, 2014 in-force date of the Act.

Building Code Information

Checklists and Information

Permit Handbook

Safety Code Application Forms

 

 

In Focus: Planning & Development Changes

In Focus Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Requirements Section 9.36 Alberta Building Code 2014

 

Alberta has adopted by regulation the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition and energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings...

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Planning & Development Resources

  • Development Permits

    A development permit approves the use of a site, as well as the size and location of any buildings or structures. Development permit approvals must be obtained for new construction, renovations, businesses, and changes of use to existing buildings.

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  • Subdivision & Redistricting

    All land within Lac Ste. Anne County is zoned for a particular use. Redistricting is part of the County’s Land Use Bylaw and is approved by County Council.

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  • Land Use Bylaw

    The Municipal Government Act requires all municipalities in Alberta to adopt a Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw must divide the municipality into districts (often called zones in other parts of Canada and the United States).

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Choose from the Following Planning & Development Services

Development Permits

Development permit approvals must be obtained for new construction, renovations, businesses, and changes of use to existing buildings in the County.

Permit Approvals

Review the Development Permits that have been conditionally approved subject to the right of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Codes & Standards

Codes and Standards regulate how buildings in the County are designed, built, or renovated to protect the health and safety of the occupants.

Subdivision

All land within the County is zoned for a particular use. Subdivision and redistricting are part of the County’s Land Use Bylaw and is approved by Council.

Appeal Board

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is an independent body that makes impartial decisions applying the principles of justice and procedural fairness.

Municipal Development Plan

The MDP sets the vision on how to responsibly accommodate growth. It serves as a decision making tool for County administrators and stakeholders.

Intermunicipal Development

The County is adopting joint plans called Inter-Municipal Development Plans with the Village of Alberta Beach and the Summer Villages of Val Quentin and Sunset Point.

Land Use Bylaw

The Municipal Government Act requires all municipalities in Alberta to adopt a Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw must divide the municipality into districts.

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359